"I've had it!"
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Those were my thoughts a few weeks ago about my weight loss thus far. I wasn't motivated and felt like a complete failure. I wasn't near the weight that I had planned to be at, plus I was seeing my weight going back to my start weight. I wasn't doing my exercise like I had been doing when I lost the weight in the first place. Somewhere in the year I had just lost the drive to stick to accomplishing my goal for the year. Somehow I just had given up on myself. I don't know if it was stress or a lack of energy, I just let myself go and didn't care.
All that changed last week when my church went on a seven day fast. We had to give up seven things and fast as long as we could for seven days. It took me awhile to figure out what the seven things to give up, but I did it. I was trying to figure out exactly it was that I wanted God to answer for me when I started to think about my weight loss. I had stopped going to JC because no matter how I tried, my weight would not budge. I was thinking that maybe if I had tried their at home program that I would get back on track. While I was thinking about that during the fast, the Lord had brought to my mind the book that I was given at a health food store last year. It's called Perfect Weight America. Basically, the food plan is based on eating foods as pure as possible. The plan is broken up in four phases and they recommend that you have seasonal cleases of the body.
At first, it took awhile to realize that I was being told that this is what I need to do in order to reach my weight loss goal. I need a total lifestyle change, a way of thinking that was missing for awhile. I'm so glad that God had given me the answer to something that I didn't even think to ask him for. Whenever I'm on a fast, I find that I'm more open to hearing what God is saying for me to do and I'm so thankful for it!
I have planned out my meals for the first phase, which last for four weeks. I plan on starting this Sunday. I will do the cleanse at the beginning of the year. I'm thinking that I will keep a journal and/or blog to help keep myself accountable. I know that I will achieve my goal, taking it one day at a time!